Purenting

Pure Parenting in a Wayward World

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-greene/memo-to-three-year-old-slackers_b_5698928.html

I know this is a lot to take in, and we really would have started last year when you were two, but frankly, all you would say was “no” over and over again. It’s possible that terrible twos are the educational barrier that we can’t break past. But now you’re three, and all we have to break you of is this tendency to be distracted by childlike wonder and joy, and this ridiculous desire to play all the time. We must get you ready for Kindergarten, or you will never get into a good college and then we won’t have the workers we need to compete globally and our leaders will lose supreme command of the universe and our corporations will have access to fewer markets. You don’t want that, do you? You don’t know what “compete globally” means? See, this is what we’re talking about. Go sit down and write a six-sentence paragraph utilizing multiple sources about economic developments in post-agrarian societies, using non-fiction sources from government websites.

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"There was something shining in the air, and a kind of luster on the water and the pasture grass,—a northern look that, except at this moment of the year, one must go far to seek. The sunshine of a northern summer was coming to its lovely end.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett in ”The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories”

"There was something shining in the air, and a kind of luster on the water and the pasture grass,—a northern look that, except at this moment of the year, one must go far to seek. The sunshine of a northern summer was coming to its lovely end.” ~ Sarah Orne Jewett in ”The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories”

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